Refusing to go to school is normal for kids. This happens before their actual first day at school or after a period of school absence.
While the situation is difficult, it will not help if the child is forced to go to school. Instead, interventions to treat this refusal should happen. Probe your child’s reason. Make them feel at ease to share and open up, otherwise, they will not show cooperation.
There are reasons beyond your control. In such circumstances, be ready to ask for help.